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Maldon News: David Randall Foundation Places Eight Defibs

05 Apr 2023

The trustees of Maldon-based charity, the David Randall Foundation, conceived an idea in the spring of 2022 to identify potential sites for defibrillators in and around the Maldon district. They were then to arrange for the installations as part of a community-wide defibrillator charity project.

Neil Foster, trustee of the foundation announced. “To commemorate their 10th Anniversary in 2022, the DRF looked at sites that were in residential areas and where it could be time critical to access the nearest defibrillator within a matter of minutes and benefit a large number of households.”

If used within the first minute of a cardiac arrest occurring, the survival rate for victims can be as high as 90%. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, however, the chance of survival decreases to 10%.

That is why it is important to raise funding for a defibrillator in your area, as it could lead to more lives being saved. Anyone can get involved by checking out our fundraising page, and you can also learn how to apply for a defib.

Over twelve months, the project came to fruition, and the DRF are delighted to announce that the following sites now have defibrillators and pads fitted externally. They are accessible 24/7 and have all been registered on “The Circuit,” the national defib network, to work in conjunction with the emergency services.

  1. Costcutters Supermarket, Poets Estate, Maldon
  2. West Maldon Community Centre
  3. TC2 Hairdressers, Washington Road, Maldon
  4. Blackwater Medical Centre Maldon, Goldring House, Lawling Avenue, Heybridge
  5. Drapers Farm Sports Ground
  6. Chigborough Farms Ltd, on their Maldon Bootcamp Site
  7. Harvey Smith & Co Accountants, Burnham on Crouch
  8. Langford Village Hall in partnership with The Rotary Club of Maldon.

 

While the current project has reached its conclusion, the DRF is open to suggestions as to additional sites for the future and ways they can help with the cost of a defibrillator. Please contact Neil@davidrandallfoundation.org to discuss this further.

We are honoured that we have been able to play a role in this fantastic community initiative and help supply this lifesaving equipment to support The David Randall Foundation.

Get in touch with London Hearts to apply for a defibrillator

The London Hearts defibrillator charity was honoured that we were able to play a role in this fantastic community initiative and help supply this lifesaving equipment to support the David Randall Foundation. Browse our blogs to find out more about what we do for local communities.

If you want to set up a defibrillator, we welcome applications from any organisation or charity around the UK!

If you have a project in mind, you can contact us here or call us on 02070432493.

APPLY FOR A DEFIB HERE

 

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